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Toyota’s R300K sports car SA

Toyota’s back-to-basics, rear-wheel coupé has finally hit South streets and it promises to offer a sports car experience for less the price of most hot hatchbacks.

The 86 goes on sale for R298 500 for the model, with the high-spec costing R329 400 and the automatic you back R346 500.

As we this, our correspondent Jesse is enjoying the local launch in and we’ll bring you his thoughts as as he’s had enough time the wheel — assuming can ever pry the keys out of his hand.

In the meantime let’s take a at what sets this machine apart. Firstly, it low to the ground — its 400mm hip-point the lowest of any Toyota and despite its compact dimensions, it seats four people.

the base model tipping the at 1220kg, it’s also as as a compact hatchback, which its Subaru-sourced 2-litre flat-four — credited with at 7000rpm and 205Nm from — deals a bigger than you’d expect its relatively modest-sounding outputs. In it power to weight ratio of per ton surpasses that of the Golf GTI and comes close to that of the S3 Sportback (126kW/t).

Being more advanced the Subaru engines we’ve until now, the D-4S has separate twin injectors can inject fuel directly the cylinder and the port at the same or just into the cylinder depending the engine speed. flexibility, says Toyota, for a flatter torque curve and engine response.

So what all this power talk in the real world?

According to the 86 will sprint from to 100km/h in 7.6 seconds in six-speed form at sea level (8.2 in the case of the six-speed automatic while the respective top speeds are at 226km/h and 210km/h.

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With its throaty, engine characteristics, a steering designed to feel quick and and rear-wheel drive cornering the 86 was created to provide joy without to go too fast.

Power is chanelled to the wheels via a Torsen limited differential with a final ratio of 4.1, while suspension is via double wishbones for a very direct handling

Its claimed fuel economy also look more half-decent, with a combined figure of 7.8 litres per 100km for the and 7.1 l/100km for the auto.

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Moving inside, Toyota the horizontal dashboard was designed to the car’s roll posture to the while its instrument cluster built around a large rev — was designed to ensure visibility during sporty In tune with its racy the 86 also has the smallest steering ever fitted to a Toyota.

As for the front seats were to offer maximum support cornering and in the base model the are covered in a non-slip, suede-like while the High model has a of leather and Alcantara.

As you’d expect given the difference, the base model give up a few comfort features but comes with all the necessities and — these being air power windows, multi system, leather-covered steering six-speaker CD/MP3/USB/Aux sound seven airbags, ABS and Vehicle Control.

The High specification, other smaller additions, dual-zone automatic climate cruise control, HID headlights LED accents and 17-inch alloy (the standard one has 16-inch

Both spec levels are with a choice of seven colours, these being Red, Galaxy Blue Metallic Fusion Orange, Pearl, Dark Grey, Black Silica and Sterling

Standard 6-speed manual R298 500

High 6-speed — R329 400

High automatic — R346 500

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